Dr Jo Kirkwood has been working in higher education in New Zealand for the past 18 years. She is experienced in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has particular interests and expertise in facilitation, academic mentoring and assessment at the Masters and Doctoral levels. In her early career, Jo worked as a Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Commerce (now MBIE) where she was involved as auction manager for the world’s first internet auction of radio spectrum. Jo graduated with her PhD from the University of Otago in 2004. Her thesis was focused on gender differences in motivations for entrepreneurship. Jo’s present research interests are around women entrepreneurs/mumpreneurs, Tall Poppy Syndrome and its impact on entrepreneurs and sustainable entrepreneurs/ecopreneurs. Jo’s work is widely published in academic journals and textbooks, and practitioner publications such as NZ Business and NZ Entrepreneur. Jo currently works primarily with learners in the Master of Professional Practice and is based in Dunedin.
Gabriel, C.-A., Kirkwood, J., Walton, S., & Rose, E. (2016). How do developing country constraints affect renewable energy entrepreneurs? Energy for Sustainable Development, 35, 52–66.
Kirkwood, J. (2016). How women and men business owners perceive success. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research,22(5), 594-615.
Kirkwood, J.,Baucus, M., & Dwyer, K. (forthcoming). Ethics in entrepreneurship education – the case of a student start-up entrepreneur. Journal of Business Ethics Education.
Kirkwood, J.,Dwyer, K., & Walton, S. (forthcoming). An ecopreneurs growing resilience after a series of earthquakes - the case of Just Organic Limited. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy.
Zahraie, B.,Everett, A., Walton, S. & Kirkwood, J. (2016). Environmental entrepreneurs facilitating change toward sustainability: A case study of the Wine Industry in New Zealand. Small Enterprise Research, 23(1), 39-57.
Gabriel, C.-A.& Kirkwood, J. (2016). Business models for model businesses: Lessons from renewable energy entrepreneurs in developing countries. Energy Policy, 95, 336–349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2016.05.006
Cornwall, J., Kirkwood, J., Clark, G., Silvey, S., Appleby, R., Wolkenhauer, S., Panjabi, J., Gluyas, E., Brain, C., & Abbott, M. (2015). Does a novel four-week, intensive entrepreneurship course alter perceived entrepreneurial ability or knowledge, entrepreneurial intent, or facilitate further entrepreneurial study? An assessment of the SEED programme. Special Issue on “Innovative Pedagogy in Entrepreneurship”. Industry and Higher Education, 29(5), 397-404.
Gray, B., Duncan, S., Walton, S., & Kirkwood, J. (2014). Encouraging sustainable entrepreneurship in climate-threatened communities: A Samoan case study. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 26(5-6), 401-430. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2014.922622.
Kirkwood, J., Dwyer, K., & Gray, B. (2014). Students' reflections on the value of an entrepreneurship education. The International Journal of Management Education, 12(3), 307-316.
Kirkwood, J., & Walton, S. (2014). How green is green? Ecopreneurs balancing environmental concerns and business goals. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 21(1), 37-51. DOI: 10.1080/14486563.2014.880384.
Zamanzadeh, V., Roshangar, F., Fathi-Azar, E., Valizadeh, L., & Kirkwood, J. (2014).
Experiences of newly graduated nurses on strategies of gaining self-confidence during their initial work: A qualitative study. The Journal of Nursing Research, 22(4), 283-291. doi:10.1097/jnr.0000000000000050
Walton, S., & Kirkwood, J. (2013). Tempered radicals! Ecopreneurs as change agents for sustainability - an exploratory study. International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2(5), 461-475.
Kirkwood, J.(2012). Family matters: Exploring the role of the family in the new venture creation decision. [Special Issue: Family Firms and Entrepreneurship: Contradictions or Synonym?]. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 25(2), 141-154.
Kirkwood, J., & Harris, P. (2011). Beyond business: One local government’s efforts to help business owners with succession planning. Small Enterprise Research, 18(2), 130-142.
Gray, B., & Kirkwood, J. (2010). Issues in experiential entrepreneurship education – Introduction to the Special Issue. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 8(1), 3-18.
Kirkwood, J., & Walton, S. (2010). How ecopreneurs’ green values affect their international engagement in supply chain management. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 8, 200-217. DOI 10.1007/s10843-010-0056-8
Kirkwood, J., & Walton, S. (2010). What motivates ecopreneurs to start businesses? International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research,16(3), 204-228. doi: 10.1108/13552551011042799
Kirkwood, J. (2009). Spousal roles on motivations for entrepreneurship: A qualitative study in New Zealand. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 30(4), 372-385.
Kirkwood, J. (2009). Motivational factors in a push-pull theory of entrepreneurship. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 24(5), 346-364.
Kirkwood, J. (2009). To grow or not? Growing small service firms. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 16(3), 485-503.
Kirkwood, J. (2009). Is a lack of confidence hindering women entrepreneurs? International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 1(2), 118-133.
Kirkwood, J., & Gray, B. (2009). From entrepreneur to mayor: Assessing the impact of the founder's changing reputation on Hubbard Foods Ltd. Australasian Marketing Journal, 17, 115-124.
Kirkwood, J., & Tootell, B. (2008). Is entrepreneurship the answer to achieving work-family balance? Journal of Management and Organization, 14(3), 285-302.
Kirkwood, J., & Walton, S. (2008). Seeing the (green) light. NZ Business, 22(10), 41-42.
Kirkwood, J. (2007). Igniting the entrepreneurial spirit: Is the role parents play gendered? International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 13(1), 39-59.
Kirkwood, J. (2007). Tall poppy syndrome: Implications for entrepreneurship in New Zealand. Journal of Management and Organization, 13(4), 366-382.
Kirkwood, J. (2007). To grow or not to grow? NZ Business, 21(2), 40-41.
Kirkwood, J. (2007). Cutting down our tallest poppies. NZ Business, 20(3), 16-17.
Kirkwood, J., & Campbell-Hunt, C. (2007). Using multiple paradigm research methodologies to gain new insights into entrepreneurial motivations. Journal of Enterprising Culture. 15(3), 219-241.
Kirkwood, J., & Ruwhiu, D. (2003). Growth at Hubbard's Foods? Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Special Edition Management Cases, 9(2), 48-58. Cases, 9(2), 48-58.
Qualifications B Com(hons), MCom PhD